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Everything you need to know to pick the absolute best carrier deal for your iPhone or iPad

An iPhone without voice and data is just an expensive iPod, and an iPad Wi-Fi + cellular without the cellular, well, you get the idea. But carrier plans, be they single line or family, dedicated or shared, prepaid or postpaid, come at a price. They also have a tendency to change over time. A lot. So how do you make sure you get the best plan - and the most savings - possible? You check back here often, of course!

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T-Mobile begins pre-orders for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 Wednesday, October 22

T-Mobile will begin to take pre-orders for its iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 models on Wednesday, October 22, and the carrier has already set up a registration page on its site to help sent out alerts to people when those pre-orders actually begin.

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AT&T begins taking pre-orders for iPad Air 2

AT&T has started accepting its own pre-orders for the iPad Air 2 on their website, You can select to get the device on an installment plan, with a two-contract, or at full price with no commitment.

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Sprint offers existing customers discounted iPhone rentals, but a new plan will be cheaper

Sprint is prepping a new pricing scheme for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and on paper this one looks like a better deal than it actually is.

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Iliad ends its bid to acquire T-Mobile US

French telecom Iliad has decided to end its efforts to acquire T-Mobile, announcing today that parent company Deutsche Telekom and members of T-Mobile's board "have refused to entertain its new Offer."

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AT&T launches new Passport international plans

AT&T has a new set of international plans, and while they'll still hit your wallet hard, they're an improvement of what came before. AT&T's new plans, dubbed Passport, Passport Plus, and Passport Pro (not to be confused with plans for the new BlackBerry Passport), bring the same data allotments, but at least offer easier billing international data packages than we've seen before from Ma Bell, though heavy users will still find themselves shelling over the big bucks.

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AT&T agrees to pay $105 million to settle claims of unauthorized third-party charges

AT&T has agreed to pay a total of $105 million to settle claims that the wireless carrier "billed customers millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services."

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EE announces new set-top box for the connected home, streams content to mobile devices

UK mobile operator EE today announced EE TV, a new set-top box that will connect consumers to over 70 Freeview channels, catch-up and on-demand services, as well as sporting DVR functionality. The 1TB box is a new path for EE to offer a more complete package for families in the UK, and to attract more consumers to the company's broadband packages..

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Best hockey apps for iPhone and iPad to slide into NHL season

Alright hockey fans, the NHL seasons start tomorrow as you well know. You want to make sure you're on top of what's happening, even if you can't be rinkside or plopped on your couch in front of the TV. Luckily there are a ton of great hockey apps for iPhone and iPad that can make sure you're in tune to what's up before, during, and after the latest games.

Let's drop the puck and get started with our top five NHL apps for iOS.

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John Legere goes uncensored on Bendgate, Iliad, and acquisition rumors

Want to know what T-Mobile CEO John Legere thinks about Bendgate and all the acquisition rumors surrounding his company? In true Legere style, John goes uncensored on stage at the GeekWire Summit, giving his thoughts on the matters by showing support to the iPhone 6 and saying that his employees are still recovering from PTSD from the botched acquisition attempted by AT&T to even address acquisition rumors.

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Sprint plans to lay off an unspecified number of employees in efforts to further reduce costs

While Sprint maintains their position as the third largest carrier in the U.S., they announced on Friday that they will be laying off an unspecified number of management and nonmanagement jobs this month in efforts to further reduce costs.

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